FULLY RESTORED & AVAILABLE IN ITS ORIGINALLY-INTENDED LENGTH FOR THE FIRST TIME IN DECADES!
Synopsis: Nationtime is the long-lost film that William Greaves made about the National Black Political Convention of 1972, when 10,000 black politicians, activists and artists went to Gary, Indiana, to forge a national unity platform in advance of the Republican and Democratic presidential conventions. The delegates included a wide array of political thinkers – Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale, Pan-Africanist Amiri Baraka, PUSH founder Jesse Jackson, elected officials Ron Dellums, Charles Diggs, Walter Fauntroy, Richard Hatcher, Carl McCall, plus key women in the fight for racial equality — Coretta Scott King, Betty Shabazz, Fannie Lou Hamer and Queen Mother Moore (who was arguing for reparations). Entertainers Harry Belafonte, Dick Gregory, Isaac Hayes and Richard Roundtree lent their star quality and entertained the crowds. Sidney Poitier & Harry Belafonte narrate the film.
“Buzzes with long-term historical power.”
– Richard Brody, The New Yorker
“Resurrects a remarkable 1972 time capsule of American politicking at the root. It’s a snapshot of ground-level organizing… lifted up by sky-high oratory.”
– Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune
“In restoring Nationtime, a record of Black resilience has been preserved and the National Black Political Convention’s influence further affirmed.”
– Aaron Hunt, Little White Lies
“This rousing and revelatory documentary celebrates a diversity of black voices, finding support and solidarity even amid expected tensions and divisions.”
– Malin Kan, AFI Film Festival
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